There are reliable agents from China or Hong Kong that can help you find the right manufacturers for companies in China at a low cost. But finding your chances on the trustworthy agent is one in a hundred. The other 99% are attracted by the huge amounts involved in foreign trade, and seek a quick profit.
Bad habits from the 99%
- They are too disorganized and sometimes very lazy- to follow a target process where potential suppliers identified, and then selected and personally visited and carefully examined.
- If they have personal contacts that knows someone or who knows a manufacturer of the product you are looking for, This is the way they take them. If their uncle can provide, he will automatically have a chance. With 99% of the China agents, you can forget about the selection based on skills.
- They seem to be very hardworking and honest, but in most cases, they get 5% or 10% of the factory. This commission will be hiding over what you pay for. Of course, a factory who is willing to pay 10%, will be more attractive to a factory who is willing to pay 5% or nothing at all. That is, they are more likely to recommend the facility by 10% for you. So how do you know that the facility was really the best for your business needs?
- As a result of the above, they will be inclined to defend the manufacturer rather than your business if things go wrong, and things go wrong at a time or another.
- They will rarely take the pain to check for samples and product quality. And even if they do it and notice some problems, they will probably not say. Remember, a Chinese agent you will not be closely followed, have more than one boss.
How we Chicksourcing avoide these problems?
- We will sign an Anti-Corruption Agreement with the supplier before the purchase order. No hidden commissions. Every supplier will be treated equally.
- We follow a 100% objective process. Potential suppliers are identified, then short-listed, and then visited in person and carefully checked.
- Our recommendations are 100% based on competency. Never based on “relationships”.
- When things go wrong, we will be there for you—we will work promptly to resolve issues and resume your normal production as soon as possible.
- We draw samples at random and check product quality and report issues to you immediately.
- We use a time tracker tool to track every hour you pay.You will get a full report with desktop screenshot.
You won’t spend a penny in vain. All we need to discuss is how much time is needed for each project.
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